NEW YORK, March 27, 2011 / — It’s the straw that kicked the stiletto’s a**. This season it’s all about the must-have shoe – the espadrille. Pair this sexy wedge with a range of summer looks from dresses to denim.

“The espadrille is the ultimate summer shoe – cool and casual with a 70’s feel. It’s the one style that every woman should have in her closet this season,” says Fred Allard, Creative Director of Nine West.